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EMPLOYMENT

Spectrum Volume 21 Issue 14 - December 3, 1998

(Editor's note: Because of the Thanksgiving holidays, the classified listing was not available at press time. For information on positions, please see resources listed below.)
The employment listing can be found in greater detail on the Personnel Services homepage at http://www.ps.vt.edu.
For position-availability information, please call the following job-line numbers: Office/Clerical: 1-6196; Technical/Research: 1-6160; Service/Trades: 1-6176; Professional/Managers: 1-4649; Information Technology: 1-2233. Persons with hearing impairments may call for TDD information at 1-6258.

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Department of Computer Science. Associate Professor or Professor. Tenure-track appointment at the rank of associate professor or professor for the position of program director for computer science at the Northern Virginia Center in Falls Church, VA. The program director has major responsibilities for engaging in active research, publication, and grant activity; managing the resources, budget, and scheduling of the computer-science program at the center in close cooperation with the department in Blacksburg; coordinating with the department head on major policy issues; interacting with the center's administration and other program directors on center policy and resources. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a one-two-page statement of research plans and goals, and have at least three letters of reference sent to NVC Director Search, Department of Computer Science (0106), 660 McBryde Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg VA 24061. Candidates review begins February 15 and continues until the position is filled. For more information, see http://www.cs.vt.edu and http://www.cs.nvgc.vt.edu.
Department of Accounting and Information Systems. Assistant Professor. Tenure-track position starting Aug. 10, 1999. Applicant's primary research and teaching interests should be in either financial or managerial accounting. Successful candidate will instruct MBA students in accounting courses at the Virginia Tech Graduate Center in Falls Church. Qualifications: Doctoral requirements completed and applications should present demonstrable prospects for conducting scholarly research and excellence in teaching. Applications will be accepted until January 15, or until the position is filled. Applications and nominations should be sent to Wayne E. Leininger, Department of Accounting and Information Systems, 3007 Pamplin Hall (0101), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg VA 24061. Additional information is available at http://www.vt.edu/ and http://acctserver.cob.vt.edu/.
Department of Food Science and Technology. Assistant/Associate Professor. Assistant/associate professor, food chemist. This is a 12-month, tenure-track position with research, Extension, and teaching responsibilities. Basic qualifications: 1) Ph.D. in food science, biochemistry, chemistry, or a closely related field, with disciplinary strength in food chemistry, food analysis, flavor chemistry, and the molecular basis of the functional properties of foods, 2) Knowledge and experience to conduct novel research in the area of food and/or flavor chemistry. Research should lead to new fundamental findings pertaining to food quality, composition, and flavor. A strong analytical capability is essential. Demonstrated ability or potential for attracting extramural funding. Responsibilities: 1) Develop and implement a strong extramurally funded research program in food chemistry in conjunction with department programs in food science and technology. It is expected that this program will involve other departments in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and other colleges. It is expected that research program funding will provide support for MS and Ph.D. graduate students, 2) Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in food or flavor chemistry and food analysis. It is expected that the incumbent will participate in teaching advanced food-chemistry graduate-level course(s), 3) Work with the food industry of Virginia on food-chemistry-related problems. For full consideration, applications should be received by January 15. The position will remain open until filled. Send a letter of application, resume, transcripts, names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references (references will not be contacted without prior approval of the applicant), and statement of research and teaching interests and goals to Susan Duncan, Search Chair, Food Science and Technology (0418), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061; phone: 1-6806; e-mail: duncans@vt.edu.
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Virginia Cooperative Extension. Extension Agent. Successful candidate will be lecturer rank, non-tenure track, professional faculty. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Extension agent, agriculture and natural resources, FA615, crop and soil science, Lancaster County: Basic knowledge of soil science; integrated; pest management, including plant physiology, pathology, weed science, and pesticide management; post-harvest management; economics and marketing; production of specific commodities; water quality; bio-technology developments; and field-plot research. Responsibilities: Agents must determine program needs by monitoring trends and issues, involving Extension leadership councils and advisory committees; design programs to meet needs of target audiences, specify program goals and objectives, and identify resources; inform clientele of program activities; use appropriate technologies to plan and deliver programs through workshops, seminars, conferences, one-on-one visits, field trips, and tours; maintain knowledge of current research information; develop computer applications; develop and implement evaluation plans; recruit and utilize volunteers; and report results to clientele, public, and administration. Qualifications: Master's degree required or imminent; one or more degrees in related discipline preferred. Current Virginia Cooperative Extension faculty members with bachelor's degree may be considered based on specialty, expertise, and performance. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing; ability to recruit, train, and manage volunteers; experience in relating with people. Experience in planning, implementing, marketing, and evaluating educational programs in a related area preferred. Computer/computer software knowledge desired. To apply: Submit a letter of intent, a complete resume, official undergraduate and graduate transcripts (copies are acceptable), and three letters of reference. Applications review begins January 8 and continues until positions are filled. Send to: Barbara Gillespie, Virginia Cooperative Extension, 122 Hutcheson Hall (0437), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Inquiries will be received at 1-7619; TDD user: 1-800-828-1120; fax: 1-5545; e-mail barbarag@vt.edu.
Virginia Cooperative Extension. Extension Agent (re-advertisement). Successful candidate will be lecturer rank, non-tenure track, professional faculty. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Extension agent, agriculture and natural resources 111463 Southampton County, farm business management. Ability to develop and deliver educational programs in farm business management, marketing, and financial management to farm business managers, agri-businesses, lenders, producers, and agents; respond to requests for management and marketing assistance; provide economic information and assistance to other federal, state, and local agencies. Responsibilities: Agents must determine program needs by monitoring trends and issues, involving Extension leadership councils and advisory committees; design programs to meet needs of target audiences, specify program goals and objectives, and identify resources; inform clientele of program activities; use appropriate technologies to plan and deliver programs through workshops, seminars, conferences, one-on-one visits, field trips, and tours; maintain knowledge of current research information; develop computer applications; develop and implement evaluation plans; recruit and utilize volunteers; and report results to clientele, public, and administration. Qualifications: Master's degree required or imminent; one or more degrees in related discipline preferred. Current Virginia Cooperative Extension faculty members with bachelor's degree may be considered based on specialty, expertise, and performance. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing; ability to recruit, train, and manage volunteers; experience in relating with people. Experience in planning, implementing, marketing, and evaluating educational programs in a related area preferred. Computer/computer software knowledge desired. To apply: Submit a letter of intent, a complete resume, official undergraduate and graduate transcripts (copies are acceptable), and three letters of reference. Applications review begins December 18 and continues until positions are filled. Send to: Barbara Gillespie, Virginia Cooperative Extension, 122 Hutcheson Hall (0437), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Inquiries will be received at 1-7619; TDD user: 1-800-828-1120; fax: 1-5545; e-mail: barbarag@vt.edu.
Center for Transportation Research. Research Associate. Anticipated research associate in software engineering. Qualified applicants for this position must hold a bachelor's degree or higher in computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related field; and have at least three years minimum experience programming with C/C++, Visual Basic, and other serial programming techniques. The successful candidate will have experience working with SGI, GUI, machine vision, real-time digital video, and hardware interfacing. A strong background in network, Ethernet, and fiber optics experience is highly desirable, as is experience in or familiarity with transportation research. Software engineer duties will include developing a control system and user interface technology for various research applications in the center's new state-of-the-art research facility located in Blacksburg. Starting salary for this position is in the 50s, with an anticipated starting date of December 14. This position is grant-funded for one year and is renewable annually based upon performance and the availability of funding. Applicants should send resumes and cover letters to Tracey Schroeder, Assistant Director, Center for Transportation Research (0536), 1700 Kraft Dr., Suite 2000, Blacksburg VA 24061; or e-mail: resumes@ctr.vt.edu by December 7.